The ice is a cold mistress. As the league’s most eligible goalie, Max Fournier has access to his fair share of willing puck bunnies, but right now he’s more interested in bringing home another championship than a one-night stand. A romantic at heart, Max believes in love; he’s just not great at relationships. So when he finally meets a nice girl who’s not blinded by his celebrity, he’s feeling the heat—and the pressure to save her from herself.
Between working two jobs and raising her sister’s kids, Julianne Bradley doesn’t have time for sports—or men. All she knows about Max is that he’s the sexiest customer to ever grace her gas-station counter. And he sees past her tired eyes and makes Jules yearn for things she can’t have: a glamorous fling, a passionate lover, and the time to enjoy both. Max makes her feel like Cinderella, even though Jules has enough baggage to crush a glass slipper. Luckily, he’s no prince—only a fierce competitor determined to win her heart.
I absolutely adored this book. I’m an avid reader of the series and this is a great installment to it.
Jules has had it rough for a while now. She just lost her sister to cancer, became guardian to her two nephews and one niece. She works two jobs to just make ends meet barely. She just needs a break. What she doesn’t need is to meet a guy and all that entails.
Max is the goalie for the Cold Fury. He’s a good guy. He works hard, family is important to him, he’s sick of puck bunnies and he’s ready to make a change. His stop, one evening, at a convenience store changes his whole life.
I love both of these characters. They were made for each other. Despite people’s objections to their being together, they persevere. They learn that slow and steady wins the race and that family comes in a lot of different forms.
Book given in exchange for an honest review by the publisher and NetGalley.